For the first time in Duchatelet’s reign we didn’t pull our pants down and have a player boot sale in Valley car park on deadline day. Despite the vultures circling, credit where credit’s due, the club resisted offers for Josh Magennis, Tariqe Fosu, and hot interest in Ezri Konsa and go forward for the rest of the season which looks a very competitive squad, depending on injuries of course.
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Probably to help balance the wage bill a little 20-year old Karlan-Ahearne Grant went on loan to Crawley today for the rest of the season.
With Mavididi, Kaikai and Zyro, KAG was expendable and a run in a lower division will hopefully see him find his feet, and possibly his level. Harry Kewell’s Crawley are on a good run and have moved to 7 points off the play-off’s and play at lowly Chesterfield tomorrow.
Karl Robinson, who can keep a secret as well as my 8-year old, talked about Michal Zyro post game on Saturday in everything but name.
Today Zyro signed on loan from Wolves for the rest of the season. Zyro according to Wolves fans is mostly a number 9, but as is Robinson’s want he can play in all of the advanced attacking roles.
Nope, me neither but I don’t pay an awful lot of interest to Palarse’s reserves. (more)
According to Wikipedia Sulaiman Borbor “Sullay” Kaikai is 22, was born in Southwark and has been at Palace since he was 15. He’s had loan spells at Crawley Town, Cambridge United, Shrewsbury twice and Brentford making 77 league appearances and scoring 20 goals. Not bad.
Looks like Roly will get to put more money in his pocket as it seems inevitable now that Ricky Holmes will leave us this transfer window.
Rich Cawley is running an exclusive that Holmes has made it clear that he wants to take the opportunity to go to Sheffield United to finally challenge himself in the Championship. The Blades sit just a point outside of the play-offs and have already invested heavily this window.
Maybe only to Karl. (more)
A very downbeat Robinson at today’s press conference as realization sets in that Duchatelet is not going to splash the cash if he is wanting out and no new owner before the end of January will result in just Mavididi coming in, and possibly still players being sold from under him by the Belgian to line his own pocket.
Not entirely unexpected. Robinson was keen on the young striker returning in the summer but he managed to get a loan to a higher level with Preston. He made 3 starts and 7 sub appearances there, after the season before making 3 starts and 2 appearances from the bench for us before injury cut short his loan.